Bug#717687: bumblebee: cannot activate the discrete nvidia card

Vincent Cheng vincentc1208 at gmail.com
Sat Sep 7 00:55:44 UTC 2013

Hi Ralf,

On Fri, Sep 6, 2013 at 6:51 AM, Ralf Jung <post at ralfj.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> with the 304.108-1 packages in testing, the default bumblebee config
> does not work anymore - it shows the error message discussed here. So
> the bumblebee package needs to be updated to load the nvidia-current
> module instead (not sure if the blacklisting needs updating, too).

I'm not sure if that's the right way to go about fixing this bug.
Andreas has already mentioned before [1] that even though the nvidia
kernel module has been renamed, it's also aliased to "nvidia", so
everything should still theoretically work. If it doesn't, changing
the default bumblebee config just papers over the issue.

The blacklist already has "nvidia-current" listed (that was picked up
from Ubuntu).


[1] http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=717687#64

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